Yoga For Your Health
“Yoga is a light, which once lit will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter your flame.” — B.K.S. Iyengar
With a good, pleasant and peaceful environment, you can practice yoga with the other yogis and it will be comfortable for you to make time management accordingly. Query related to asanas can be solved simultaneously.
At home you can make your day start with yoga by joining at your scheduled time slot which makes your journey time to be utilized to relax and recorded videos can make you feel comfortable
- Classroom Classes
- Online Classes
- Room Classes
- Health Diet Plan
- Dietitian Consultation
What is yoga?
The word yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning union. It is an ancient system of physical and psychic practice that originated during the Indus Valley civilization in South Asia. The first written records of this methodology appeared around 200 BC in Yogasutra of Patanjali. The system consists of the eightfold path, or Asthangayoga. A contemporary interpretation of yoga describes yoga as a systematic practice aimed at developing harmony in the body, mind, and environment.
How is yoga different from meditation?
Meditation (dhyana) is a part of total yoga practice. Yoga is composed of eight basic principles.
- Rules for living in society (Yama)
- Self-restraining rules (Niyama)
- Low physical impact postures (Asana)
- Breathing techniques (Pranayama)
- Detachment of the mind from senses (Pratihara)
- Concentration (Dharana)
- Meditation (Dhyana)
- Complete union with super consciousness (Samadhi)
Do I have to practice all of the principles of yoga to benefit from it?
Not necessarily. Each principle has the potential to lead a person toward harmony in self and society. Rules for living in society and self-restraining rules help in regulating the functioning of the human being, giving balance in life. Low physical impact postures (asana) and relaxation help in removing the stress in the mind and strain in the body, thereby augmenting balance within and with environment. Breathing techniques help in improving oxygen flow.
I have never tried yoga before but want to do it now. Where should I start?
You can start yoga with any of the eight principles. Whatever suits your temperament and whatever instructor you have, begin from that aspect. Most popular forms of yoga start with low physical impact postures (asanas). If the asanas are practiced regularly, the body and the mind will become flexible. With patience and discipline, one will find new energy flowing through the body’s systems. Some systems of yoga such as Kundalini yoga start with meditation.
Are there any other helpful guidelines for yoga practice?
Yes, some additional guidelines are as follows:
- Wear light, comfortable clothing.
- Choose a quiet and peaceful environment.
- Practice barefoot, remove contacts, remove wrist watch and jewelry, and tie up long hair.
- Do some warm-up exercises before asanas.
- Start at the appropriate level. Do not force yourself into difficult postures. Go at your own pace.
Can I do the asanas by myself with the help of a yoga book?
Yes, but this is not recommended. Although the DVDs and book illustrations on yoga seem pretty obvious, it is strongly recommended to learn the asanas under the guidance of a teacher. The postures may cause serious damage to the body if performed incorrectly. One must be aware of one’s body’s signals in attempting the posture. If the posture is difficult, it should not be forced.